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Meet Human Resources Disability Management Team

HR Disability TeamThe UCR HR Disability Management team is dedicated to helping faculty and staff who may have an injury, illness or otherwise disabling condition that affects their ability to successfully perform the essential functions of their position with or without a reasonable accommodation. The team also strives to bring awareness and inclusion of individuals with a disability to the campus with the belief that this awareness makes UCR a better place to work and a place that values diversity.

Marsha Marion Watson, the UCR Disability Management Coordinator as well as the Workplace Health and Wellness Manager, will be retiring after 10 years of service at UCR. During her tenure, Marsha has established a collaborative partnership with the campus community to provide guidance from the Workplace Health & Wellness team. In addition, Marsha has been able to forge strong relationships with campus organizations to sponsor and produce groundbreaking events such as the National Disability Employment Awareness celebrations and comprehensive initiatives including the Healthy Campus Initiative.

Demetrius Patrick will succeed Marsha Marion in the role of Workplace Health & Wellness Manager and Disability Management Coordinator. In this role, he will lead the Disability Management, Ergonomics, Wellness, Return to Work and WorkStrong Programs. Demetrius brings over 13 years of disability management experience. Prior to coming to UCR, Demetrius supported the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) disability management program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership, a Professional Certificate in Disability Management (CPDM) from the Insurance Educational Association, and a Leave Management Specialist Certificate (CLMS) from the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC). Demetrius currently serves as a board member for the Southern California Chapter of the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).

Kathy Mosley has been with the university for 5 years and is the Workplace Health & Wellness administrative assistant. She is the coordinator of UCR’s Catastrophic Leave Sharing and Service Awards programs. Kathy is also a dedicated member of the Staff Assembly and serves on the social committee.

HR Wellness TeamUCR Workplace Health & Wellness Team

Over the past several months, we have highlighted the various units which make up the Workplace Health & Wellness Team. They are an integrated and collaborative team of professionals who work diligently to create a workplace that is healthy and safe for staff and faculty. The team includes Disability Management, WorkStrong, Ergonomics, Wellness and Return to Work.

For more information, visit the Work/Life and Wellness webpage on the UCR HR website.

Total Compensation

 Open Enrollment 2017-2018
Open Enrollment ends on November 21, 2017

Enroll or make your changes by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Benefits Fair & Health Plan Presentations
Monday, November 13, 2017 / 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. / HUB 302 South

Kaiser Permanente will be hosting a Flu Shot Clinic during the Open Enrollment Benefits Fair. Flu shots will be offered at no cost on a limited first-come, first-serve basis. Please note: you do not have to be a Kaiser Permanente member to receive a flu shot.

Open Enrollment Walk-in Help Desk
Tuesday, November 14 & Thursday, November 16, 2017
Human Resources Office, University Village, Suite 208

For more information about Open Enrollment, visit the UCR Open Enrollment website.

Social Security Workshop
Make the Most of Social Security

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 / 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
UCR Alumni & Visitors Center

In conjunction with Fidelity, UC is offering a social security seminar for UCR faculty and staff. Learn the importance of social security income, how social security retirement benefits are calculated, and ways to optimize your benefits claiming strategy. A light lunch and refreshments will be served. For more information, review the workshop flyer.


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PPSM 20: Recruitment and Promotion

The Office of the President has released the revised PPSM 20 Recruitment and Promotion Policy. Revisions to the policy include the creation of a process for internal promotions, requirements for competitive recruitment processes, appointments and documentation. The Human Resources Office is in the process of updating local procedure 20 to reflect the revised policy. In the interim, if there are any conflicts between the local procedure and the policy, the systemwide policy will prevail.

Winter Holiday Closure
2017-2018 Winter Holiday Closure

Saturday, December 23, 2017 – Monday, January 1, 2018

As in previous years, UCR plans to observe a Winter Holiday Closure during the 2017-2018 holiday season. This annual closure has allowed UCR to achieve significant energy savings and continues to be a highly effective approach to power conservation for a specific period of time. To view the Winter Holiday Closure dates and relevant policy provisions, please click here.

Employee and Organizational Management

Management Skills Assessment Program

2018 Spring Program / April 23 – 26, 2018
Application Deadline – January 5, 2018

The Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) is a long-standing UC management development program that offers an intensive off-site assessment center experience for early career managers. MSAP prepares internal employees for future leadership roles and opportunities in their UC workplace. Learn more

Lynda.com2 Featured Courses

November 2017 is an online training library available to all UCR staff and faculty via R’Space. It contains over 1,000 courses and video tutorials on a wide variety of software, technology, non-technical skill, and creative topics, to support both professional and personal development. can be accessed from your laptop, tablet, Smart Phone or personal computer. For more information, visit the HR Employee & Organizational Development website.

UCR Professional Development Courses – November 2017

Please visit the Professional Development Calendar to view the full offering of courses.

Registration for these courses is required through the Learning Management System (LMS).

Workplace Health and Wellness

Healthy Holiday Challenge
Healthy Holiday Challenge

Maintain, Don't Gain

The Healthy Holiday Challenge encourages you to incorporate healthy eating, increased physical activity and stress management into your daily life during the holiday season. The goal is to maintain your weight from November 13, 2017 to January 5, 2018 – gain no more than 3 lbs. over your starting weight by practicing healthy habits.

A voluntary weigh-in will take place at the Benefits Fair on Monday, November 13,  2017. For more information, please review the program flyer.

Butt Bash
Butt Bash – Tobacco Waste Clean Up

November 13 & 15, 2017

Participate in the 7th Annual Butt Bash. This two-day event is an opportunity to help beautify the UCR campus to increase awareness and compliance of the UC Smoke & Tobacco-Free Policy and campus sustainability.

Vvolunteers will clean up cigarette butts in one of six designated hot spots on the campus. For more information about Butt Bash, please review the program details.

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The more you move, the more you win

R’Move is a free physical activity tracking program (Walker Tracker), that syncs with your activity device (such as Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, etc. or your iPhone or Android phone). This new tool allows you to track and convert any physical activity into steps. As you accumulate steps, you will earn prizes. For more information, visit the UCR HR Wellness website.

Walk and Talk with Leadership

Walk and Talk with David Bergquist, Campus Chief Counsel

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Come and join David Bergquist for some fresh air and a short walk on our beautiful campus. For more information, view the leadership series schedule.

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